Zethus (genus)

Zethus (genus)

name = "Zethus"

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regnum = Animalia
phylum = Arthropoda
classis = Insecta
ordo = Hymenoptera
familia = Vespidae
subfamilia = Eumeninae
genus = "Zethus"
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision =About 300 species

"Zethus" is a very large, mainly neotropical genus of potter wasps with some species representation also in the Nearctic, Afrotropical and Indomalayan regions.The genus is presently subdivided into a few subgenera which nevertheless need a phylogenetic analysis in order to recognize their natural limits.

pecies of "Zethus"

See the separate list of "Zethus" species.


*Bohart, R. M. and L. A. Stange. 1965. A revision of the genus "Zethus" Fabricius in the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Eumenidae). Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol. 40: 1-208.

External Links

* [http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/misc/wasps/zethus_wasps.htm "Zethus" spp., mason wasps of Florida] on the UF / IFAS Featured Creatures Web site

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